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August 31, 2006
The Ackoff Center is pleased to announce that Senior Practice
Scholar Langdon Morris has just completed a new book entitled "Permanent Innovation."
This book is the second major output from his work with our "Creating
Breakthrough Business Models" research circle, following on Langdon's
highly regarded white paper, "Business Model Warfare."
Langdon notes that the goal of the book was to write an overview of both the
strategic and human dimensions of innovation, and the business processes needed
to support them. The book should be useful for everyone from top management
through all parts of the organization who are concerned with innovation
performance of their firms.
You can download the book for free at the book's web site. It's also available for purchase.
Check it out at www.permanentinnovation.com and www.permanentinnovation.com/blog/
Posted by ACASA on August 31, 2006 at 01:20 PM in Announcements | Permalink
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August 15, 2006
Systems Approach to Program and Project Management Seminar
This week-long seminar offers a distinctive
"Systems Approach" to Program and Project
Management, with Russell Ackoff among the
4 seminar leaders. This course differs from the conventional courses on project and
program management (PPM) in that, whereas they work from the inside out, this
course works from the outside in. It takes a systemic rather than an analytic
approach to the process. Rather than work on aspects of PPM taken separately and
then trying to synthesize them into an overall approach to the process, this
course starts with the effect of the organizational context within which PPM
takes place. It shows that without changes in this context, PPM is severely
handicapped. The problem then, for those who cannot control the organizational
context of PPM, but can control such management itself, is how can they
approximate the types of context changes required to make PPM effective? In this
seminar, the aim is to show how to achieve these results.
Posted by ACASA on August 15, 2006 at 03:52 PM in Announcements | Permalink
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